keyboard lockup at start-up - after kde upgrade (3.4.2)
From: Michael Bonert (sparcc_at_gmx.net)
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 05:23:22 +0100 (MET) To: email@example.com>
After upgrading KDE (to 3.4.2). I started having the keyboard lockup
problem discussed here:
The work around I found for this annoying problem (reproduced below) does
Complicating the situation is that one cannot easily drop to a virtual
console. The new login screen (after the upgrade) doesn't have the option to
drop to a console... and since the keyboard is locked it appears that one is
just plain screwed.
After rebooting a couple of times and hoping I'd luck-out I realized that if
I frantically tap the keyboard ("ctrl-alt-F1" after selecting "re-start
X-server") I can sometimes drop to a virtual console. From there I can kill
'kdm'... and if I re-start kdm the keyboard problem is gone (like in my past
experience). This is a very crude work around. I'm looking for a definitive
fix for kdm.
Does anyone have a detailed set of instructions for licking the annoying
Nikita's post ( http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/07/msg01217.html )
and the follow-up by Enrico Zini (
http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/07/msg01268.html ) seem to nail
down the problem-- but they don't get me closer to fixing it 'cause I don't
know enough about where the relevant files reside.
KEYBOARD LOCK-UP BUG
August 27, 2005
Keyboard lockup after X startup; possible cause
bug seems to be avoided with use of 'gdm' ???
----this site gives the specific syntax for defining the virtual console
--- startx/xinit ... - vt7 --- ----this talks about where to make the change in debian http://lists.debian.org/debian-kde/2001/07/msg00238.html MODIFY THE FILE: /etc/kde3/kdm/Xservers the following line --- :0 local@tty1 /usr/X11R6/bin/X -nolisten tcp --- should become --- :0 local@tty1 /usr/X11R6/bin/X -nolisten tcp vt7 --- ================================================= http://individual.utoronto.ca/bonert/debian_install.html --- System Information --- Software: Debian Release: testing/unstable Kernel: Linux version 2.6.11-1-686 (dannf@firetheft) (gcc version 3.3.6 (Debian 1:3.3.6-6)) #1 Mon Jun 20 22:00:38 MDT 2005 Desktop Env.: KDE 3.4.2 Hardware: Athlon 2200 XP ASUS A7N8X Motherboard ASUS V8420 - NVIDIA GeForce 4 512 MB RAM -- 10 GB Mailbox, 100 FreeSMS/Monat http://www.gmx.net/de/go/topmail +++ GMX - die erste Adresse für Mail, Message, More +++ -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org